Cast & Creative


JAMES D. GISH (Mike Mercy)
James D. Gish is currently playing Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway. National tours include playing Gerry Goffin in Beautiful and Feuilly in Les Misérables. Recent regional credits include Jervis (Daddy Long Legs, Phoenix Theatre Co.), Tony (West Side Story), Jack Kelly (Newsies), and Toxic Avenger (The Toxic Avenger). Toured with solo album So in Love (#6 on iTunes Classical Chart, 2017), produced by DW Music at Warner Brothers, Nashville. Socials: @jamesdgish.

LEAH PLATT (Lindsey)
Leah is so excited to help bring this show to life! Leah was most recently in the regional premiere of Ana Nogueira's Which Way to the Stage at Signature Theatre as the understudy for Judy, Bachelorette, and Actress. Other recent credits include Frozen (Elsa), Fiddler on the Roof - 1st National Tour (Swing; u/s Tzeitel, Hodel), The Prom (Kaylee), Moms: The Musical (Mia), Hi, My Name is Ben (Florist), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Betty Jean), Disney's Believe (Princess Aurora). Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Check out or follow @leahsplatt!

Emily Trumble is a proud Berkeley, CA native who was most recently seen Off-Broadway in Soft Power (The Public). Tour: Something Rotten, The Sound of Music. Regional: The Muny, PCLO, Berkeley Rep, CalShakes. BFA: CCM. Emily is also a drag performance artist in NYC.

Alec Michael Ryan is thrilled to be joining the “Bonjour Mon Amour” team. NYC/Readings: Harmony. National Tour: Jersey Boys. Regional: The REV Theatre Co., Ogunquit Playhouse, New London Barn Playhouse, White Plains PAC. A Graduate of Elon University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. DGRW. Love to my family and Han.

Rob Richardson: Recently seen off-Broadway in Kinky Boots at Stage 42. Broadway company of Jekyll & Hyde (2013 revival) and A Tale of Two Cities. Other faves: The Fantasticks, Bridges of Madison County, The Full Monty. Proud husband and Father, terrible guitar player. Thanks always to Jamibeth and Andrew.

Broadway: Aladdin; Nat’l tours: Aladdin; Miss Saigon; The King and I; Mamma Mia!; Regional: Vanya… Spike (Company of Fools), Seven Brides… (Dog Stuff). Enjoys being a nerd/weirdo. For all those weirdos out there: be yourself! Humongous thanks to DGRW, my family, the VCU fam and Big O. @ikaika.ehrlich

Haley Swindal made her principal Broadway debut as Matron Mama Morton in the hit revival of Chicago, but made her Broadway debut in Jekyll & Hyde. She has numerous off-Broadway credits to her name as well, including The Secret Garden, Damn Yankees, and This One’s for the Girls.

JOSEPH PETERSON (Ensemble/Narrator)
Joseph recently appeared as the Landowner in Encompass New Opera’s production Angel of the Amazon at The Sheen Center. Other appearances include: Narrator/Ensemble in Save the Palace – Theatre Row, Theban Officer in Martin Halpern’s The Death of Oedipus - The Davenport, Sobieski/Dimitri/Petrov in Michael Strogoff - The Workshop Theater, Albert in It Shoulda Been You – Gallery Players, Lavrov's Associate in When the Blood Ran Red – MITF, Booker in Blood of Andgels – Encompass, Dr Carrasco in Man of La Mancha – Theatrezone, Steward in Into the Woods – St Petersburg Opera, & Mr Scary/Glady Gutzman in Junie B Jones - Theaterworks.

Creative Team

Richard Hackley (Author & Composer)

A graduate of Branford High School, Rich spent the afternoons his junior and senior years attending Education Center for the Arts in New Haven for music, with an emphasis on percussion.  He went on to study at Western Connecticut State University majoring in Music Education, ultimately changing paths to electrical engineering, which is his career today. Rich has remained active in music throughout the years, playing drums in multiple local bands.  This is his debut as a musical playwright, creating a script which pulls together many of the songs he has composed, capturing true emotions in life.

Jamibeth Margolis (Director/Casting Director)

Jamibeth Margolis' theatrical directing credits include Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy (National Yiddish Theatre), The Whole Megillah (54 Below), Do I Hear a Waltz? and Jekyll and Hyde at the Arvada Center Theater in Denver. Jamibeth served as assistant director to Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks on The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (Broadway) and also on Jules Feiffer's A Bad Friend  (Lincoln Center Theatre). She has also helmed developmental productions of the following new musical works: Save The Palace, Owl Creek, Great Googly Moo, and Warsaw.  Opera directing credits include Tosca and Pirates of Penzance (Boheme Opera NJ).  She was the recipient of the SDCF Directing Observership on Mark Lamos' production of Tosca at New York City Opera.  Casting credits include the Broadway and National Touring Companies of such hits as Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Cats, and Jane Eyre as well as two dozen other shows on Broadway, as well as tours and regional theater. Jamibeth won Artios Award for her casting of Fiddler On The Roof In Yiddish (directed by Joel Grey).  Member: SDC, CSA.  She is thrilled to be working with this team on Bonjour Mon Amour.

Andrew Wheeler (Musical Director)

Andrew Wheeler is a musical director, orchestrator, vocal technician and coach. Broadway: Waitress, Shuffle Along. Off-Broadway: Fiddler On The Roof in Yiddish (Dir. Joel Grey, Drama Desk winner), Amerike-The Golden Land, Golden Bride (NYTF; Drama Desk Noms.), Urinetown (Araca), Naked Boys Singing, NEWSical (Theatre Row), Burlesque to Broadway (Tour) & numerous Regional. Albums: Pablo, After Happily Ever After. TV/Film: Monica's Mixing Bowl (pilot, w/ John Tartaglia), Triple Threat (feature film available on iTunes). Andrew’s orchestrations are included in the pops touring concert Live From Broadway, and are regularly licensed by orchestras around the country. Orchestrated and supervised a world premiere country musical which featured five #1 Billboard Hits, with choreography by Emmy Winner, Tyce Diorio. As a vocal technician and coach, Andrew’s clients work on Broadway, TV, off Broadway and in major tours and concerts.

Jared Six (Stage Manager)

Jared Six is thrilled to be stage managing the reading of Mercy Project. Jared is a recent graduate of Pace University where he earned his BA in Stage Management. Some of his most recent stage management credits include: Good Jew (PSM), The Chechens (PSM), and the Second Stage Theater Gala (PA). Jared comes from a small town in Ohio, so he is beyond grateful to upgrade from corn to the Big Apple! He hopes you enjoy the show!

Curt Carbone (Audio & Video Producer/Studio Musician/Website Designer)

Curt is the owner of CMC Studios in New Haven, CT and has been a much sought after multimedia producer and musician for over three decades. He has done countless productions for many individuals and businesses including professional authors, musicians, actors and more including Grammy winners!. He has helped actors secure major roles in Hollywood motion pictures, produced content for nationally released books and more. A completely self-taught individual, Curt has an intense ability to learn and master ANYTHING he puts his mind to. He has an incredible ear, plays guitar, bass, drums and keyboards and is often the only musician needed for entire productions - without sheet music or rehearsals! He has a rare perfect 5 star rating on Google from dozens of fantastic reviews

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